Rishi Kapoor calls British Airways 'Racist', advises to take Jet Airways or Emirates


Mumbai, Aug 10: Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor seemed to be enraged by the incident of alleged unprofessional behaviour towards an Indian family by flight attendants of British Airways. The actor did not mince words to call the crew of British Airways 'Racist' in his tweet.

Kapoor, tweeted, "Racist. Don't fly British Airways. We cannot be kicked around. Sad to hear about the Berlin child incident. I stopped flying British Airways after the cabin crew were rude and had attitude not once but twice even after being a first class passenger. Fly Jet Airways or Emirates. There is dignity."

An Indian family was forced to deplane London-bound British Airways flight due to incessant crying of their three-year-old child. This unsavoury incident took place on British Airways London-Berlin flight (BA 8495) on July 23. According to reports, the child's mother had managed to comfort the child when the plane was taxiing for take off, but the allegedly intimidating behaviour of a cabin crew scared the child and he started crying even more.

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The British Airways assured investigation into the incident. "We take claims like this extremely seriously and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We have started a full investigation and are in direct contact with the customer, news agency ANI quoted the British Airways statement.

Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu had asked the aviation regulator, DGCA to inquire into a complaint by a bureaucrat against British Airways for "unprofessional, rude and racist behaviour".

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Rishi Kapoor calls British Airways 'Racist', advises to take Jet Airways or Emirates